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Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:13

First Ever Total Youth Hockey Experience A Huge Success

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On Saturday September 28th and Sunday October 13th, 2013 we partnered with the Las Vegas Wranglers, Las Vegas Roller Hockey Center, Las Vegas Police Hockey Team, Hero School, Empowering 2 Excel, Sports Blast and Honest-1 Auto Care Henderson in the first ever Total Youth Hockey Experience.

In this third event of its kind we played with a new format so the event would take place on two different dates. This was for a few different reasons: 1) Allow more time for the addition of additional programming; 2) Shorten the length of any single day; and 3) Work within the Las Vegas Wranglers schedule of availability.

Part One took place on Saturday September 28th. During this part of the event the kids participated in a 2 hour fundamentals clinic that was instructed by some of the Las Vegas Wranglers players, members of the Las Vegas Police Hockey Team and players from the AIHL Las Vegas Aces Roller Hockey Team. During this portion of the clinic they learned stick handling, passing, receiving, shooting and how to move the puck around.

After the skills clinic they received an awesome Life Mentoring Session from Tiger Todd from Hero School where they learned about the importance of Character Change. They then received free lunch, snacks and Sports Blast.

After lunch the kids participated in a skills competition. They were broken into 3 different age groups and competed in a timed course and goal shooting. The top 3 from each age group received an awards certificate, Cramer Messenger Bag, Gatorade Sports Bottle and either a Sports Blast Sports Bottle, Sports Blast T-Shirt and/or Sports Blast Hand Towl.

The kids where then visited by Duke, the Wranglers Mascot, who played a little hockey with the kids, took pictures and even participated in our next and final part...

Last but not least, we sat down with the kids and got a little serious. We talked to them about sports safety and various issues they could run into, how they happen and how they can be prevented. New to the programming, we then taught them how to perform Hands-Only CPR and about what an AED is and How it works. It was trully an experience that we will continue to have in future clinics. Even the younger kids, around 6 years old, were in complete attention and did their best to perform the skills... Even Duke jumped in and showed his CPR Skills!

Part Two took place on Sunday October 13th at the Orleans Arena. Here, Tito Munoz from the Las Vegas Wranglers took the kids and their parents through a tour of the back of the house, through the Wranglers tunnel, up to the VIP Area and of the Owner's Box. During the game, one lucky kid was chosen for a second intermission ride on a Zamboni Ice Machine. After the game the kids went on the ice with the team and took pictures and received some special attention by the players who helped in Part One.

All-in-All everyone had a great time and we look forward to doing it again real soon ;) Keep a look out for more Total Youth Sports Experiences coming your way soon!


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